Astride Silis

Department of Earth Sciences




Astride Silis


Senior Lab Coordinator/Instructor

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for Earth Science student labs (directly responsible for designing, developing, organizing, presenting and marking and maintaining related records).
  • Supervises teaching assistants.
  • Develops electronic educational resources for courses (WebCT)
  • Conducts field trips for students as well as groups outside the university.
  • Organizes and updates departmental teaching collections.
  • Acts as liaison and provides information and/or materials to primary and secondary school teachers.
  • Interfaces with the public as necessary.

Qualifications

  • Teacher (qualifications Intermediate/Senior Science, Senior Biology), Ontario College of Teachers
  • MSc (Earth Science) University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON
  • BSc (Hons. Earth Science Co-op) University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON

Lab Instruction

  • ERSC 1F01 Planet Earth
  • ERSC 1F90 Geology and the Environment

Activities

Internal Activities (2005–2006)

  • Ad-hoc Undergraduate Program Committee member, Department of Earth Sciences (2008-2009)
  • Ad-hoc Departmental Display Committee member, Department of Earth Sciences (2008-2009)
  • Status of Women in Science (SOWIS) Committee, Faculty of Math and Science, Department of Earth Sciences representative (2004–present)
  • “Scientifically Yours” conference, Co-coordinator (2007) and Department of Earth Sciences representative (2004–present)
  • Science Safety Committee, Faculty of Math and Science, Department of Earth Sciences representative (2005–present) and Recording secretary (2008–2009)
  • University Senate - Undergraduate Program Committee (Member at Large, Faculty of Mathematics and Science) (2008-2009)